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Australasian Menopause Society Congress 2018

Postcards from... 25 Oct 2018
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Jean Hailes had the privilege of exhibiting and attending the 22nd Annual Congress of the Australasian Menopause Society (AMS) in Brisbane from 31 August to 2 September. The focus of this year's conference was 'Menopause: Making Choices'

Professor Peter Ebeling AO from Monash Health and Monash University spoke on early versus late intervention for bone loss, and how menopausal hormone therapy reduces the risks of fractures, and that osteoporosis management should be individualised.

Over the three days, the AMS conference included numerous presentations on research topics such as dietary and exercise intervention for weight management, diet and depression, hormone therapy, hot flushes, gender dysphoria, Fragile X syndrome, Turner syndrome and fertility options in premature ovarian insufficiency.

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Jean Hailes project officer Renea Camilleri (pictured) presented on 'Understanding the menopause specific information needs of women and healthcare providers: a multiple methods investigation', research which was done in conjunction with The School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Monash University.

A research poster created by Jean Hailes and Monash University, Content and reliability of information on menopause-related websites (PDF) was also on display throughout the conference.

Jean Hailes endocrinologist Dr Sonia Davison spoke on sexual function.

Jean Hailes was also an exhibitor at the conference hosting a booth with many health professional and consumer resources as well as information on our health professional webinar library and Active Learning Modules. Resources from Jean Hailes can be ordered online for women and health professionals.

The 23rd Annual congress will be held in Hobart, Tasmania in September 2019 with the topic: 'Hot topics for a cool climate'.

For more information, visit the Australasian Menopause Society website.

Learn more about the symptoms, causes and management of menopause on our menopause pages.